The idyllic BARNES properties for sale in the Aix-en-Provence area cherish the past while keeping up with the times. Check out the BARNES selection.
A little château in provence
At the summit of the hilltop village of Montfort, 25 minutes from Forcalquier and 1 hour from Aix-en-Provence, this little château dating from 1564 affords a spectacular view of the Durance Valley and “Les Pénitents des Mées” rock formations. Awarded the “Vieilles Maisons Françaises” label for old heritage properties, this 768 sq.m (8,266 sq ft) abode is divided into 3 parts that can be rendered independent. A staircase provides access to the convertible attic leading onto a terrace with a 180° view, while a garage provides direct access to the terrace of the main house. Outside, the terraced gardens surround various patios as well as a large heated pool and pool house.
Property price: €1,380,000
Apartment with terrace
Close to the historic centre of Aix-en-Provence, in one of the most coveted neighbourhoods, this magnificent dual-aspect apartment with upscale finishings spans 139 sq.m (1,496 sq ft) and has two 56 sq.m (602 sq ft) terraces as well as a two-car garage and a single-car garage. 3 bedrooms including 2 master suites with 2 shower rooms and 1 bathroom, fully equipped open-plan kitchen open on the lounge and a first covered terrace affording unobstructed views.
Property price: €1,450,000
Duplex with charm
This fabulous 189.89 sq.m (2,044 sq ft) bourgeois apartment (Carrez Law) is tucked away in a private mansion at the far end of the Cours Mirabeau thoroughfare. A private lift leads to the second and third floors of this light-filled duplex comprising a vast 40.68 sq.m (438 sq ft) living room with a 33.90 sq.m (365 sq ft) equipped open kitchen, three en-suites including a master bedroom with a dressing room, a lounge/library with a fireplace and two terraces, one of which overlooks the rooftops of the old town.
Property price: €1,750,000
18th-century provençal farmhouse
Near Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, this stunning 18th-century “mas” has been tastefully restored throughout to offer 350 sq.m (3,767 sq ft) of habitable surface area on 8,100 sq.m (87,200 sq ft) of level and enclosed grounds. The property comprises numerous living spaces with comfortable volumes and authentic charm. An entrance hall leads to a comfortable equipped kitchen, a TV lounge, a dining room with a fireplace, two lounges including a sitting room with a fireplace, a small office and a cosy laundry room. Upstairs are four en-suites including a master suite with a small children’s bedroom that can be converted to a second dressing room. Heated pool and pool house. Ideal for recharging your batteries and setting out to discover the Luberon and the Alpilles.
Property price: €2,300,000
Located in a highly sought-after sector, this contemporary house extending over 300 sq.m (3,230 sq ft) of habitable surface area and 900 sq.m (9,688 sq ft) of land offers a stunning view of the hillside in quiet surroundings. Built on two floors, it comprises and entrance hall, a vast lounge with a fireplace, an equipped open-plan kitchen, a laundry room and a dining room, 6 bedrooms including a master bedroom, and 6 bathrooms/shower rooms. Not to mention the office space, home gym, home cinema and outdoor dining area, as well as the terrace and outdoor pool.
Property price: €2,890,000
This superb 743 sq.m (7,998 sq ft) stone “mas” - former 16th-century sheepfold - comprises 3 floors and is set on 2.7 hectares (6.6 acres). Its spacious hall, its 2 lounges with a fireplace, one of which has a soaring ceiling with galleries and a vaulted lounge leading to a large wine cellar, its modern kitchen open on the dining room, its 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and 2 offices, and its heated pool and combine to create a dream home. The annexe - a former chapel - comprises two levels with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a small kitchen, and leads to the poppy field. A home with character, fully restored in keeping with tradition and nestled at the heart of unspoilt nature.
Property price: €3,150,000
An exceptional estate
30 minutes from Aix en Provence, this 17th-century mansion comprises a main house with 800 sq.m (8,610 sq ft) of habitable surface area over three levels and an 11-hectare (27 acres) park. A former hotel, one part has been renovated by businessman and art collector Michel Pastor and forms a series of lounges, an entrance hall with an ancient wrought iron staircase, a living room with a fireplace, a cosy dining room with an ornamental fireplace, an adjoining renovated kitchen, a lounge/library, a billiards room, and 10 en-suite bedrooms, antechamber, dressing room and office. The north wing contains a hotel section with 40 suites to renovate, a large reception room, a professional kitchen and a patio with a 250-person capacity that can also be used for events (seminars, weddings, etc.). The garden is filled with hundred-year-old trees that provide shade for the splendid terrace. The pond-style pool was designed by Jacques Brens. A truly unique property.
Property price: €3,360,000
Farmhouse with a view
In the centre of the acclaimed village of Eygalières, this magnificent “mas” affords unobstructed panoramic views of the Alpilles. 468 sq.m (5,038 sq ft) of habitable surface area + 186 sq.m (2,002 sq ft) basement with a 4-car garage, all on 780 sq.m (8,395 sq ft) of land. Facing south/west on 3 floors with a lift, this remarkable property has an equipped kitchen, a dining room, a double-sized lounge with a fireplace, 7 bedrooms with bathrooms (one of which is separate), dressing rooms and an office. With the added bonus of a gym, a spa and a home cinema. The three exterior terraces (including a covered terrace) afford stunning views, in addition to the pool and pool house.
Property price: €4,935,000
In an exclusive location on the edge of the city, this contemporary 270 sq.m (2,906 sq ft) house was built in 2014 and is set on 4,500 sq.m (48,440 sq ft) of landscaped grounds. An ideal design for entertaining, with a hall, a 90 sq.m (968 sq ft) living space formed of a sitting room/lounge-library and a dining area, a vast open-plan kitchen with Miele fittings, and 4 en-suite bedrooms including a master with a dressing room, all opening onto terraces. Pool house, lush garden, outhouse (artist’s studio), decoration by an interior designer.
Property price: €2,612,000
33km (20 miles) from Aix-en-Provence, this sumptuous estate at the heart of the Provençal countryside between the southern Luberon and Montagne Sainte-Victoire will ‘wow’ with its authenticity, its quiet setting and its panoramic view. The property extends over 1.8 hectares (4.4 acres) of wooded and flower-filled grounds (vines, olive trees, lavender fields, almond trees, fig trees, cypresses, etc.) with a late 17th-century country house, an adjoining annexe with an independent studio and a lodge or guest house. A tennis court, heated pool, pool house with barbecue, boules pitch, and numerous sunny terraces round off the features. The 268 sq.m (2,885 sq ft) country house was renovated in 1989 by a renowned architect. On the ground floor you’ll find a hall with closets, a stone vaulted lounge with a fireplace leading onto the terrace, a dining room with exterior access, a pantry and an equipped kitchen opening onto a patio. The single-storey 83 sq.m (893 sq ft) annexe next to the house comprises a living room leading to the pool, a kitchen with an original bread oven, and a bathroom. An studio with an independent entrance has also been fitted out in the annexe. The lodge or guest house spans 80 sq.m (860 sq ft) on 2 floors with a hall, a living/dining room with a fireplace leading onto the terrace, a kitchen, a shower room, 3 bedrooms and one bathroom. Covered parking space and shed outside. Exceptional estate, rarely seen for sale.
Property price: €3,300,000
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